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 / Updated  / Source: NBC News

Pope Francis admitted that even pontiffs can make mistakes, apologizing to his audience Thursday for rescheduling their meeting.

Pope Francis met with roughly 7,000 members of the Cursillos in Christianity movement, a Catholic group formed in Spain in the 1940s, Thursday evening in Rome. Members of the movement are in the Italian capital celebrating their 50th anniversary.

"First of all I must apologize, because this meeting was scheduled for tomorrow," Pope Francis told the crowd.

Francis added that while pontiffs are considered infallible when it comes to dogmatic teachings, according to Catholic belief, even they have their faults.

"Even the pope has his faults and infallibility has nothing to do with his faults," he said.

Pope Francis even said he was "a bit untidy and undisciplined," apologizing again to the group for any confusion and for changing the date of their meeting.


— Daniella Silva